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Convince me to keep watching Naruto

Discussion in 'Konoha TV' started by derrickec, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. derrickec

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    Hi all, I've been looking for a new show to partake of, and for a long time Naruto has been the buzz word within the anime community. Everyone is constantly raving about how great/awesome/spectacular it is, and how its their "favorite show of all time." So I decided to check out the first couple of episodes in Japanese with English subs.

    And so I come to you, the die-hard fans, for further convincing.

    I've only seen the first four episodes, but I haven't really been that impressed. I found some of the humor quite entertaining (when Naruto makes his first replica during his test was hilarious), but much of it grated on my nerves. His seduction technique was funny the first time, but after he used it in each episode, it got kind of old. Honestly, I find Naruto slightly annoying. I also hear how the action sequences are incredible, but I've yet to see anything particularly compelling.

    Am I missing something? Is there a specific episode/moment where you all fell in love with the series that I haven't reached yet? I hear that there's an awesome bridge fight around episode 9 or 10, so I'll stick with it until then, at least.

    I guess my question is, if I haven't been convinced after watching 4 episodes, will I ever be convinced? This isn't a Naruto bashing thread or anything. I honestly just need some more convincing to stick with the series. I have a wife with a new baby on the way, and I don't exactly have all the time in the world. I have to pick and choose my series carefully.

    Thanks for any helpful thoughts you guys have!
     
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    You should keep watching it, trust me. Once the first arc is over I bet you you'll like it so that's all I have to say is to continue to watch this great anime.
     
  3. Rori

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    Just keep watching it. Some arcs are way better than others. You might get into it soon enough. You're only on the 4th ep.

    I was the same. I couldn't understand what the hype was about. But I became a fan after the 3rd ep, I think. :/
     
  4. dragonbattousai

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    Continue watching up to Episode 135, and then patiently wait for us to give you the OK sign.
     
  5. Taffer

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    Aye, when i first saw it i just thought it was another generic ninja anime...but i kept at it and by the time the 2nd arc came around, with the second opening (which just blew me away) i was hooked.
     
  6. Rori

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    ^ :lmao

    Well, sticking with the earlier eps, If you still haven't gotten into it after the ... let's say ... 40th ep. Then I guess it's a no go.
     
  7. ☆Indigo☆

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    I wasn't a fan of the series after the first few episodes...my friend got me into it by having me read the manga 1-5 and watch some of the chuunin exam prelims. It gets better when you hit the Land of Waves arc...way better.
     
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    Hehe, I also became a fan after just a couple of eps, but my fandom for naruto sky rocketed after about a couple dusin eps, were everything gets more and more awsome after each new ep :amuse

    Surly this series has earned its place on your hard drive :)

    Yes, naruto the charakter can be some times a little... annoying :) but so are some off my friends :) it is something we can live with :amuse

    Naruto the series/manga get's an : 10/10 from one of its biggest fans :amuse namly me.

    I recommend it!
     
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    I wasnt excited with first 4-5 episodes but bellieve see the 1 arc and continue to the second and u will be amazed
     
  10. derrickec

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    According to Wikipedia... that arc composes episodes 6-19, right? Well, I'm convinced. I guess I can go a bit longer. :)
    And hopefully, if I do get addicted, by the time I reach ep. 135 the show will have picked up again with the manga and I can skip all 100 episodes of filler (I know there are only 68 eps of filler so far, but from what I've read so far, it could be a while before it ends).
     
  11. Bad Pornography

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    yeah, like EVERY1 else had said, just keep watching :)

    I'm a n00b to it to but liking it :)

    Believe it!
     
  12. Kero-Chan

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    Hehe, Kero-Chans here!

    Reason 1: Naruto (begining) is REAL boring for me. Honestly, I hated it. But when you keep watching til the real good parts come you get hooked like a fish.

    Reason 2: Naruto (Dubbed/English/German/Stupid Jetix) Are all, honestly, real boring. The japanese versions dont cut out the "mature" stuff. And you get to see blood and a real sword. No like the fake one Zabuza has.

    Reason 3: Naruto is fun cause you can see jutsu/techniques. Other animes all have the same things and its just plain boring.

    Reason 4: Naruto was top 5 (I think) TV shows in japan. And still Is I think.

    More reasons to come If I think of more :).
     
  13. Leader G Zer0

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    just watch it, after naruto gets his team it should start getting good about episode 13
     
  14. Chee

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    Same here, up to the first few episodes, I wasn't all that impressed. Keep watching the episodes, since they get really good!
     
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    the series starts off kinda slow imo, but i really started liking it around
    episode 16 or something. then i really got hooked during the chunin exams

    just keep watching it, then it'll be like the best show ever until episode 135.
    just stop there until the fillers end unless u want to SUFFER
     
  16. Spanish Hoffkage

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    If you keep watching Naruto you will be able to make more filler threads so I can keep neggin you. :)
     
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    ahahahaaahaha so true
     
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    Its slow in teh beginning but watch some music videos and stuff too see how strong there gonnabecome it will give you somthing to look foward to and plus, this show is graet with drama and shit, one of my faviorites.
     
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    if u don't like it, don't watch it.
     
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    like the show you stupid bastard

    na im just joking it warmups after a while
     
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    that was very convincing. im sure he is in love with it now :p
     
  22. Rori

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    :lmao :lmao

    I'm tempted to quote that.
     
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    Naruto will only become better and better. So, since you are only at the beginning, keep watching till a point when it isn't good anymore. When is that? You will find out yourself by keep watching.
     
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    DEFINITELY watch up until around the 30th episode atleast. Most of the longer anime series don't really develop or blossom until a little bit further in. The first handful of episodes of naruto help lay the major groundwork for the future episodes.

    It would be well worth it to stick with the series and watch some more. Also, since you are an expecting father to be, you can introduce your child to Naruto as well when they are old enough to comprehend television screens. XD
     
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    Just keep watching dude, it will get better and better till 135. I for one almost gave up when I saw episode 2, my name is Konohamaru or something, it was freaking awful!! It took me 2 months to download the succeeding episodes after that and i'm sure glad I did. You're up to episode 4 as you mentioned, if you've reached that far just continue as what the previous posters have said.
     
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    dude the fillers rocks rofl not like cool but rocks like rock u cant break but the naruto before the filler awesome so its ur choice if u wanna continue or not but u betta continue
     
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    If I were to describe Naruto like a car, its acceleration is slow, but its top-speed is unimaginable! Just bear with the first episodes for now, they all make lead ups to big plot development and action in the future. The character development in this series is simply amazing! :amuse

    After the Zabuza Arc I was impressed enough for me to get hooked, but as soon as the chuunin exams came, I was addicted.
     
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    den just watch d series some more...ure not suppose to like an anime just because every1's ravin about...we rave about it coz we like it...if after watchin d show for some tym ddnt make u change ur mind, de dont like it...no1's forcin u uknow...lol
     
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    ^can you please try to write proper English, so people can understand you without decyphering every word??

    back on topic: I won't allow you to say that the Naruto anime is bad before you have watched to at least episode 19. then, if you still don't like it, it's fine by me:grin
     
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    I'm amazed you got any responses. Why anyone would care to "convince" you is beyond me. I say, don't watch it.
     
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